An anticonvulsant prevents or reduces the frequency of convulsions in various types of

seizure disorders or epilepsy. Ideally, anticonvulsants depress abnormal spontaneous

activity of the brain arising from areas of scar or tumor, without affecting normal brain


Here are listed examples of anticonvulsants:

carbamazepine (Tegretol), felbamate (Felbatol), gabapentin (Neurontin), levetiracetam (Keppra), phenytoin sodium (Dilantin), pregabalin (Lyrica), valproic acid (Depakote).